Untrouble the Waters is a summit dedicated to bringing mayors, local leaders, and researchers together to envision and launch projects that benefit communities and watersheds alike. Amidst questions of federal intentions about the Clean Water Act and Clean Water Rule; aging infrastructure; and water crises such as algae blooms, lead poisoning, and water shutoffs; the UIC Freshwater Lab invites government officials, academic researchers and community leaders to Untrouble the Waters.
The goals of the summit include:
- Highlighting water leadership, particularly by women and people of color
- Creating and supporting a network to address pressing water issues across cities of the Great Lakes basin
- Exploring equitable water sharing as a means of racial reconciliation and economic development
- Conceiving projects to enhance water quality, human health, and everyday life
- Building partnerships among government, academia, and communities